Q's Lounge & Bar
Time Out Says
Found at the Palazzo Versace, Q’s Bar & Lounge is the first live music bar run by one of the music industry’s biggest names – Quincy Jones. The man who’s written and conducted for Frank Sinatra and his orchestra opened this bar in 2016, with the aim of bringing international acts to its stage for residencies on a regular basis – and the focus here is solely, exclusively and unashamedly on the music.
An intimate space, the first thing you’ll see upon arrival is the central stage that sits just a couple of feet off the floor, and the illuminated ‘Q’ neon light that scrawls its way across the wall behind the musicians.
The stage dominates this cosy little bar, and rightly so – the tables are all pointed towards it, the bar faces it, and punters will sit themselves facing towards live act David Davis – who is in town until May playing five-nights-a-week with his rhythm and blues band who’ve come all the way over from the States solely to perform for us all here in Dubai.
Surrounded by low-slung tables, black velvet sofas and a bar opposite, the acoustics in this place are finely tuned, and offer top sound quality wherever you’re sitting, whether the band is amplified or going unplugged.
And as you’d expect the service is suitably subtle. When the act is on stage, you won’t be hearing any mixed drinks being shaken, and staff will take your order with the faintest of whispers. Drinks are on the pricey side but it’s all worth it for the fantastic experience, and at least the minimum spend on weekdays has been dropped.
It’s simply the best place to see live music in Dubai.
WHAT IS IT...
A classic jazz bar that harks back to an age gone by
Superb live music, sleek service and gorgeous surroundings
09 Apr 2019
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